Your Year-Round Mountain Destination
by Jane DeJonghe
Photography by Eric Lars Bakke
vergreen, a quaint, historic town 30 miles west of Denver, is known for its
mountain splendors. Residents enjoy a unique lifestyle that blends the natural
surroundings with modern amenities. Hidden in Evergreen’s hills are numerous active community members, small business owners and volunteers who have,
true to their take-charge natures, stepped up and worked hard to create exciting,
collaborative community events. These happenings, many of them fundraisers
Rent a paddleboat at Evergreen
Lake and take in the sounds of
the season as nature comes out
of hibernation. 720-880-1300 or
benefiting neighbors and nonprofit organizations, are popular with both Evergreen
residents and visitors. Here are just a few of the something-for-everyone special event
offerings that make Evergreen your favorite year-round mountain destination.
Blanket, basket, brie?
Pack up for a picnic at Lair o’
the Bear Park and burn off the
calories with a scenic hike!
Take the kids to the playground
at Wulf Recreation Center, then
do some laps in the 25-yard,
six-lane pool. 720-880-1300 or
Stop by the famous Little Bear
Saloon for some live music
and tasty food. 303-674-9991 or
“Quilters,” Evergreen Chorale’s
Mt. Evans Gala Benefit
This March meet new and old friends at the
most incredibly decorated event in town. The
Gala includes dinner, dancing and a silent
auction of over 200 unique items including
premier artwork and exceptional getaways.
Proceeds benefit Mt. Evans Home Health
www.mtevans.org • 303-674-6400
Care and Hospice.
Egg Decorating Contest and Auction
Spring colors return when contestants of all
ages join in the fun painting and decorating
egg-sized ceramics. In this much-anticipated
annual event the completed creations of amateurs and professional artists are displayed
at Evergreen National Bank in April for a
silent auction. Prizes are awarded. Proceeds
benefit the Evergreen Downtown Business
Association’s annual festivities.
Swimming Pool Egg Hunt
For a unique Easter experience, families with
little ones aged one and up meet the Easter
Bunny and hunt for eggs in a wading pool. Free
and open to all, candy and special gold coin
prizes are awarded.
www.evergreenrecreation.com • 720-880-1117